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HeatherAdministrator

Reged: 12/09/02
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Loc: Seattle, WA
Takeda Laxative Wins U.S. Approval for Adults
      02/18/06 01:36 PM

Takeda Laxative Wins U.S. Approval for Adults

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Jan 31 - U.S. health officials said on Tuesday that they approved a new prescription drug, called Amitiza, to treat adults with chronic constipation.

The drug, made by Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. and privately held Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc., helps relieve constipation, abdominal bloating and discomfort, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement.

It is intended for patients who experience constipation over time with no known cause, the agency said.

The new capsules work by increasing fluids in the intestines and should be taken twice daily with food.

Side effects can include headache, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain, among others, the FDA said.

The drug should be taken twice daily with food to help increase fluids in the intestines, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/522740?src=mp

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